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Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


High School Assistant Volunteer Opportunities

Are you 14-18 years old and interested in science, animals, working with kids, or simply volunteering in your community? The Zoological Society’s Conservation Education Department provides opportunities for high school students to volunteer in our Summer Zoo Camps. Selected students spend two consecutive weeks assisting with camp activities, Zoo tours and general prep with the guidance of a college mentor. For questions, please email anas@zoosociety.org.


Conservation Education College Internship Opportunities

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department is pleased to provide paid internship opportunities for current college students or recent graduates as part of our summer enrichment (Zoo Camp) programs. Interns hired will help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals, and conservation through interactive teaching strategies.

Successful candidates will assist instructors in classroom educational activities and lead Zoo tours, supervise and evaluate high school assistants (volunteers), prepare classroom materials, and other duties related to Zoo Camp as assigned. Interns will receive ongoing training and professional mentoring from Society Conservation Education staff. Internship positions are open to any major of study for those passionate about education, conservation, wildlife, natural resources, and/or social sciences. For questions, please email ashleys@zoosociety.org.


Membership Assistant/Guest Services

Where:  Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee County Zoo grounds, 10005 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Hours:
  15-25 hours per week
Pay Rate:
  $10.50/hour

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as well as a willingness to learn other software programs.
  • Enjoy dealing with people.
  • Cash handling and customer service experience is required.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends, evening special events, and holidays.

Job Description

This is a part-time position for a person with strong customer service and clerical skills in our membership office, guest services, and west entrance office (summer hours only).  This position will interface with the public and our members both over the phone and in person answering zoo-goer questions and selling a variety of items including our yearly Zoo Pass membership.  Candidates must be available to work more hours during late spring and summer.

Questions?  Contact Cindy at cynthiag@zoosociety.org or 414-258-2333 ext. 216.

To apply, please forward a resume as well as a cover letter or description of why you are interested in this position to membership@zoosociety.org.


Early Childhood Instructor Opportunity

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Conservation Education Department is hiring a part-time Early Childhood Instructor. The position supports early childhood (0-5 year-old) educational programming within the department by providing engaging educational experiences about science, animals, and conservation to children with the intent to foster an emotional connection to the natural world around them.

Successful candidates will effectively interpret and implement curriculum, set-up and prepare classroom spaces and collaborate closely with full time educators to reflect on and innovate curricula for respective age groups. We are looking for an accountable and adaptable individual, whose goal it is to inspire and empower members of our community to take conservation action. For questions, please email yvonnes@zoosociety.org.


For high-school volunteer summer opportunities, click here.